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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion (September 8, 2018)

During the 19th century, popular music wasn’t played on the typical instruments of the 20th century rock band: guitars, keyboard, and drums. Instead popular music was more typically performed on wind instruments, such as the cornet. Jean Baptiste Arban lived from 1825 to 1889 and was the cornet virtuoso of his day. Perhaps his most famous composition is the “Carnival of Venice,” but he also wrote a method book for playing the cornet and saxhorn, still used by cornet players to this day. Although the exercises in the method book are technical, some are also melodic. The Chestnut Brass Company has arranged these into quickstep, which opens today’s edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion.

  1. Jean Baptiste Arban Memorial Quickstep
    Composer:  Jean Baptiste Arban (1825-1889)
    Performer:   Chestnut Brass Company
    Album:  Pastime with Good Company
  2. Yea Alabama (circa 1926)
    Composer:  Ethelred Lundy "Epp" Sykes (1905-1967)
    Performer:  Hit Crew
    Album:  College Fight Songs
  3. War Eagle (1955) & Glory
    Composer:  Robert Allen (1927-2000) and Al Stillman (1906-1979)
    Performer:  Auburn University Marching Band
    Album:  Auburn University Marching Band (2011-2012
  4. March of the Drafted Division
    Composer:  Semeon Chernetsky (1881-1950)
    Performer:  Leningrad Military District Headquarters Band
    Album:  Winner's Marches
  5. Prima Donna Waltz
    Composer:  Louis-Antoine Jullien (1812-1860)
    Performer:  Chestnut Brass Compnay
    Album:  Pastime with Good Company
  6. 80s Culture
    Composer:  Various, arranged by Thiemo Kraas (1984- )
    Performer:  Germany Army Band Ulm
    Album:  Euphoria
  7. In the Still of the Night (1937)
    Composer:  Cole Porter (1891-1964)
    Performer:  Chestnut Brass Compnay
    Album:  Pastime with Good Company
  8. A Musical Journey Through New Orleans
    Composer:   Various, arranged by Paul Murtha (1960_ )
    Performer:  U.S. Army Concert Band, with Huntsville's very own Harry Watters (1962- ) playing trombone
    Album:  High Speed
  9. Over the Rainbow (1939)
    Composer:  Harold Arlen (1905-1986) & E. Y. Harburg (1896?-1981)
    Performer:  Global Kryner
    Album:  Global Kryner
  10. You'll Never Walk Alone
    Composer:  Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
    Performer:  J.W.F. Miitary Band
    Album:  Crendentium
  11. When You Believe (1998)
    Composer:  Stephen Schwartz (1948- )
    Performer:  J.W.F. Miitary Band
    Album:  Crendentium

Air Date: 

Saturday, September 8, 2018



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